Woody Harrelson Trying To Survive Armageddon

How many people can Roland Emmerich try to kill off in his upcoming Armageddon epic 2012? It seems that every day we see a new announcement of someone else who will spend the movie running for their lives, from stars John Cusack and Amanda Peet to independent actor-director Tom McCarthy. Now a new cast member is guaranteed to make the whole thing just a little bit more fun than it would have been otherwise—Woody Harrelson told MTV Movies that he’s also ready for the end of the world.

“I don’t know why they thought of me, but I like the idea,” Harrelson told them. He also revealed enough details about his character that, based on Latino Review’s script review from last month, Harrelson must be playing the character “Charlie Frost,” a crackpot radio host who predicts that the end times are coming long before anyone else believes it. “I play a guy who’s been talking for a long time, the whole world thinks he’s crazy.” Yup, that sounds like a role Harrelson could definitely manage.

Really, Woody Harrelson shines in just about any minor role, and the key to disaster epics like 2012 is casting actors who are appealing enough that you forget how silly their surroundings are. His scenes with Cusack are sure to be fun to watch, and you’ll actually root for the two of them to escape the giant fireballs or sea monsters or whatever Emmerich dreams up to come take us away when the world ends.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend